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Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

So, while you are here, enjoy all my blogs, have a browse through my list of Plants and don't forget to check out the Discussion Forums, Marketplace, Garden Ramble and your local Gardening Events.

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"Early morning in the May garden"

Much can be seen during a stroll in the garden now.

When I was younger, I toured my garden almost every day, peering intently at every plant, desperate to see progress and to nip any pests in the bud. It doesn't happen as often now as I tend to be racing along most of the time I am in my garden, but the past week, in an effort to improve my sleeping patterns, I have been following a tip to be exposed to natural light early in the morning. At first, I thought I would just stand outside for a while, but then it occurred to me that this was a perfec  ... Read On »

May in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »


Jobs to do

May heralds cooler weather and the colouring of autumn leaves. And there is plenty for us to do in the garden! Read More »


My Gardening Tip of the month

In the vegetable garden, you can plant peas (including snow and sugar-snap varieties), broad beans, winter lettuce, English spinach, cabbage, onions and shallots, radish, carrots, beetroot and parsnips. In a nursery recently I purchased baby-leaf spinach, which I am looking forward to trying this winter.

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 301 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
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Discussion Forums Recent Item

"Miscellaneous" forum topic: "Kay Parris magnolia seed pods"

Frances asks:
 Should I remove the seed pods from the Kay Parris magnolia?

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